I have been in the UK for the last 4 months (since April 2018). My husband is a dual citizen (British and Australian), and as an Australian citizen, I can stay for 6 months. The reason why I didn't originally enter on a spousal visa is because it takes 3 months, I have to apply from Australia, and I have to hand over my passport (so can't use it for 3 months). I had some family commitments which I needed to attend so was not in a position to apply until later this year (when I could remain in Australia for 3 months without travelling). Every time I enter the UK, I am grilled but I can show a return ticket to Australia, and that I do assignment/contract work remotely (I am not employed in the UK). The last time I entered, I received the following 'tag' stamp and am really nervous about my upcoming travels. I have two, possibly three, trips planned until I finally head home to Australia to apply for the spousal visa. Any advice on what this tag stamp means? Thanks!
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3How long are you spending in the UK in total? It sounds like you’re breaching visa-free entry by living in the UK through long periods of time through frequent visits. It’s also forbidden to do paid or unpaid work, including in practice remote work– TravellerAug 17, 2018 at 13:30
2Your text reads as though you meant to add an image, but I don't see an image. Did you mean to add an image of the stamp? It might be a good idea to do so.– Michael HamptonAug 17, 2018 at 22:47
Traveller - how am I breaching visa free entry? I have been in the UK for 4 months, and plan to leave in 2 - making it a total of 6 months. That is line with all the leave to enter stamps. Also, I thought the restriction is on 'employment' in the UK, which I am not engaging in. I am an aid worker, and work based on contract - I travel overseas to provide trainings etc. I have been consistent with my facts, and can clearly show a return flight, which is why I was surprised about this particular pen notation.– SuraliniAug 20, 2018 at 7:59
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